All eyes will be on Dany Heatley when he steps onto the Xcel Energy Center ice Saturday morning wearing a Wild sweater for the first time.

That likely won't change all season.

Heatley, the biggest acquisition by the Wild since they selected Marian Gaborik first in their initial NHL draft, is accustomed to it. He's one of the top goal scorers in the NHL since 2002-03 and has an $8 million salary this season.

That means instantaneous pressure for the 30-year-old winger from Calgary as Minnesota opens training camp over the weekend, especially when factoring in an injury-plagued 2010-11 season for San Jose that resulted in only 26 goals. That's a better number than anyone on Minnesota's goal-challenged roster managed last season but well short of the 44 goals he averaged in his previous five full seasons.

"It was a tough year," Heatley acknowledged. "Once you've scored some goals, you're always expected to score goals. You learn that from an early age. It drives you."